News for Tuesday, November 27, 2012


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Tornadoes rout Cairo behind McGhee’s 18 points

Monroe improves to 3-0 and 2-0 in Region 1-AAAA with a 52-27 victory against Cairo -- the third straight game this season where the Tornado defense has dominated.

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Westover cruises to 80-35 win against Lee County

With the Westover football players on the hardcourt for the first time this season, the Patriots rout Lee County to improve to 2-2.

Show exhibits dresses from recycled materials

Twenty-eight dresses, including one created by an Albany artist, are on exhibit at the Albany Area Arts Council.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: FSU defensive coordinator Stoops hired to be Kentucky's next head coach; Tulsa AD suspended for reportedly gambling on college football

Mark Stoops, the architect who turned around Florida State's defense and made the unit into one of the best in the nation, is leaving Tallahassee to accept his first major head coaching job at Kentucky.

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Shooting for #7

The SEC’s string of six BCS national titles in a row will get a chance to stay alive when the winner of Alabama-Georgia plays Notre Dame in Miami after the New Year for a shot at seven straight.

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TUESDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Monroe girls start slow, finish fast to rout Cairo, 74-36, to remain unbeaten at 4-0

Thanks to a big game from freshman Jomekia Morine, Monroe's girls stay perfect. (ADDS: roundup items on Dougherty-Americus girls; Westwood-Southland girls; Monroe-Cairo girls; and Crisp Academy-Terrell Academy girls)

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Christmas on the way!

Updated with parade route

The coming weekend is loaded with Christmas holiday events, including Albany and Leesburg’s annual parades.

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Value of money valuable lesson

Features column

It seems to me that a lot of young people have it easy. Too many kids in high school and college are shielded from work and not taught the importance of money or earning it. It seems to me that this is a major default in the education of life.

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PREVIEW: Westwood one win from capturing 3rd straight GISA state championship

Westwood will be the underdog Friday when it tries to avenge an earlier loss to a big, talented team from Valwood in the GISA Class AA state title game in Valdosta.

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Georgia Tech faces quandary: Win ACC title and go to BCS bowl — but lose, and Jackets will have to beg NCAA for postseason spot

Georgia Tech can win the ACC title and get an automatic invite to a BCS bowl, or lose and have to petition the NCAA to allow a seven-loss team play in a bowl --- if any lower-tier bowl will have them.

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City OKs amended occupational tax increase

Businesses in Albany will have a new deadline -- Jan. 31 -- for paying occupational taxes beginning in 2013.

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ACC CHAMPIONSHIP: FSU, Ga. Tech must shake off losses, prepare for title game

The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets limp into the ACC title game after a pair of demoralizing losses to the SEC this past Saturday.

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Council on Aging presents annual report

The SOWEGA Council on Aging says that the organization provided $10.3 million in community based care services during 2012.

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COLUMN: Sure glad Rambo plays for the Dogs

Albany Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back at the huge impact UGA standout safety and former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo has had during his career, which will end either tied or in first for the most interceptions in Bulldogs history by the end of the season.

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Contract dispute heads to Lee Magistrate Court

A Lee County official says the dispute may involve contracts for peanuts.

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Powerball jackpot hits half-billion dollars

The winning number combination for the multi-state lottery prize will be drawn tonight at 11 p.m.

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DCSS meets about superintendent

The Dougherty County School Board is looking for an interim to replace its outgoing superintendent.

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Clash of civilizations an indisputable fact

Opinion column

The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi “temporarily” seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies.

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Holiday roads deadly for 19


The numbers are in from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and fatalities were about the same as the year before.

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Sun's not so bright deep in the heart of 'New Texas'

Opinion column

SCENE: A gathering of self-appointed delegates for the government of the New By-God Republic of Texas. The delegation — made up entirely of 55-and-over white men and Herman Cain — has been arguing for hours, trying to out-shout each other when a distinguished-looking 70-something gentleman with an impressive head of white hair and a long handlebar mustache takes off his black 10-gallon hat, pulls a Colt .45 from his holster and fires three shots in the air.

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Squawk of the day - Nov. 28, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 28, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 39 incidents.

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Shoplifting suspect's wife: He didn't have to die

The wife of a shoplifting suspect who died after he was wrestled to the ground outside a suburban Atlanta Walmart said Tuesday that store employees used too much force to subdue him.

Janice Marie Chester Amado

Janice Marie Chester Amado, 64, Albany died November 21, 2012

Eulelia P. Strickland

Eulelia Patterson Strickland, 96, Tallahasse, FL, died November 24, 2012

James Everett McMillin

James Everett McMillin, 84, Albany, died November 24, 2012

Gary Alday

Gary Alday, 67, Columbus, died November 25, 2012

Tammy Lea Bruner Durham

Tammy Lea Bruner Durham, 55, Blakely, died November 26, 2012

Dorothy Inez McAfee Barry

Dorothy Inez McAfee Barry, 89, Cordele, died November 26, 2012

John F. Pilcher

John F. Pilcher, 61, Thomasville, GA died November 23, 2012

Orman W. Holt

Orman W. Holt, 72, Fitzgerald, died November 26, 2012

David Francis Hegarty

David Francis Hegarty, 49, Upper Gwynedd, PA, died November 20, 2012

Sadie Murphy Murray

Sadie Murphy Murray, 83, died November 25, 2012

Barbara Choate Greenhill

Barbara Choate Greenhill, Lee County, died November 26, 2012

Joann Hickox

Joann Hickox, 62, died November 26, 2012

Lillie Mae Holley

Lillie Mae Holley, Dawson, died November 27, 2012

Ms. Dorethea Jones

Dorethea Jones, 45, Albany, died November 26, 2012

Willie Carter

Willie Carter, Dawson, died November 27, 2012

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Two arrested for shooting at Merry Acres Inn Friday

Acting on information from the community, Albany police arrest two in Friday’s shooting case.

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Molotov cocktail hurled into Albany apartment

An arsonist hurls a fiery mixture through a bedroom window, but no one is injured in the blaze.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Best elevator ghost prank ever?

In this clip from a Brazilian television show, watch as unsuspecting people take an elevator ride that leaves many visibly shaken by what they see.

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Georgia graduation rate 67 percent

The state school superintendent says the drop was expected, pointing to new calculation rates.

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Phillip Phillips astonished by success of first album

Leesburg native Phillip Phillips made a visit to the Today Show Tuesday morning to perform "Gone, Gone, Gone."

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Bribery trial for Sumter County commissioner begins

A.J. Hurley has been indicted in a corruption probe by the federal government.

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Rid yourself of the negatives in life

In the last column, I briefly described the major processes of the excretory and digestive systems by which the human body rids itself of waste products and toxins.

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Dougherty BOE goes into closed session to discuss 'personnel matters'

The Dougherty County Board of Education went into a closed-door session Tuesday morning to discuss personnel matters, weighing what some believe are possible names of interim superintendent candidates.

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Report: Medicaid expansion would bring state more than $30 billion

A new study projects that expanding Georgia's Medicaid health care program would cost the state about $2.5 billion over a decade while providing half a million uninsured Georgians with coverage.